News About: 2011 Zipping Classic

Frankel the champ – nothing for So You Think

Frankel the champ – nothing for So You Think

16 Nov, 2011

It appears French horses are doing it all over the world to the Aussies.

Hot on the tail of Dunaden winning our greatest race the Melbourne Cup and Americain rubbing it in by winning the Zipping Classic – our dual Cox Plate winner So You Think has come up empty handed at the Cartier British …

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

Americain’s new trainer announced Monday

13 Nov, 2011

The new trainer of Americain will announce tomorrow.

Three trainers are at the top of the list – David Hayes, Anthony Freedman and Darren Weir.

Each of these trainers are favoured above others as they have rural properties which the owners believe is the best environment for galloper formerly trained in France by Alain de …

Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

Americain just the best in 2011 Zipping Classic

12 Nov, 2011

Americain wins the Zipping Classic at Sandown

No firm plans have been made about the future of star stayer Americain who toyed with a small field to win the 2011 Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown Hillside today.

Part owner Kevin Bamford said he will sit down with fellow owner Gerry Ryan and nut …

Bowman rates Mourayan highly- Zipping Classic

Bowman rates Mourayan highly- Zipping Classic

12 Nov, 2011

Victoria Derby winning jockey Hugh Bowman believes Melbourne Cup late scratching Mourayan would have ran in the top six if he had started.

Today Mourayan is out to prove that high rating when he takes on Americain in the Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown-Hillside.

While the Melbourne Cup fourth Americain ($1.45) is …

Americain ready for Zipping

Americain ready for Zipping

11 Nov, 2011

It is all systems go for Zipping Classic for odds on favourite Americain ($1.50).

The unlucky 2011 Melbourne Cup fourth, lines up against four opponents in $350,000 Group 2 feature on the Sandown Hillside and its minder Stephanie Nigge is going into the race happy with the French galloper’s condition.

”He showed us after the …

Lamasery The Yard Stick Of Aussie Staying Crop

Lamasery The Yard Stick Of Aussie Staying Crop

11 Nov, 2011

In terms of class and career achievements Americain stands out head and shoulders above the rest in tomorrow’s Zipping Classic at Sandown.

He’s a Melbourne Cup champion, multiple Group 1 winner and has raced in Australia, Europe and the United States.

This imposing record has scared off plenty of rivals, in fact there are only …

Rain No Drain On Americain

Rain No Drain On Americain

11 Nov, 2011

Americain is only firming as favourite in the lead up to the 2011 Zipping Classic with the 2010 Melbourne Cup champion likely to receive perfect conditions at Sandown.

While adaptable on all surfaces Americain is best suited to ground with a little bit of cut in it.

After heavy downpours in Melbourne all week the …

Lamasery To Defy Trend Of Aussie Stayers

Lamasery To Defy Trend Of Aussie Stayers

10 Nov, 2011

There’s been a lot of talk over the past month or so regarding the depth of talent in terms of stayers in Australia.

Much was made about the lack of Australian bred representation in the Melbourne Cup or indeed any of the top level long distance tests over the spring.

In the midst of all …

Vandyke with an eye for the future

Vandyke with an eye for the future

9 Nov, 2011

Trainer David Vandyke in on a seeking mission with troubled galloper Lamasery.

While Sydney gelding has won at 2400m in the past, Vandyke wants to see him do it against true talent in the Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) on the Sandown Hillside on Saturday.

A good performance will give the trainer confidence that …

How tough is Americain?

How tough is Americain?

9 Nov, 2011

Anyone who watched the past two Melbourne Cups would not doubt the ability of Americain after a  2010 Cup win and an unlucky fourth this year.

But going into Saturday’s Zipping Classic (2400m) the next question is how tough is Americain?

It is a good thing they re-named the Sandown Classic after the great Zipping …